Shoppers interested in a new SUV before winter comes along will find several great incentives available throughout September. We've listed special SUV deals on some of our favorite new models, arming buyers with good information before they set out in pursuit of a brand new vehicle in September.

Ford Flex

Ford's boldly styled 2012 Flex SUV is available with several incentives throughout September, since an updated 2013 model has already debuted. According to Ford, shoppers interested in buying a 2012 Flex outright can get up to $4,500 cash back on any version of the crossover, while buyers looking to finance can get zero percent interest for up to 60 months and $2,000 cash back. For those who would rather have the new and improved 2013 Flex, Ford is offering up to $2,500 back for buyers paying in full or 0.9 percent interest for 36 months plus $1,000 back for qualified shoppers looking to finance the 7-passenger crossover.

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Honda Pilot

The midsize Honda Pilot is available with several impressive lease deals in September. The first, a 36-month deal available on the base-level Pilot LX, touts monthly payments of $289 after $1,999 at lease signing, an offer with jumps to $350 per month for shoppers interested in putting nothing down. Lease customers who would prefer a luxurious Pilot EX will also get a deal, with Honda advertising monthly payments as low as $349 per month after $2,699 at lease signing, or $420 per month with nothing down. For those looking to buy a new Pilot, the popular SUV is also available with interest rates as low as 0.9 percent for up to 60 months.

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Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai is trying its best to clear out remaining inventory of 2012 Santa Fe models before a fully-redesigned version arrives in 2013. Throughout September, qualified buyers interested in financing the midsize SUV can get interest rates as low as zero percent for 36 months or 0.9 percent for 48 months plus up to $500 cash back. Shoppers who would prefer to lease the SUV will also get a great deal, with Hyundai advertising a 36-month incentive with payments as low as $269 after $2,999 at lease signing. Hyundai is also offering several cash back deals, including $1,000 for returning Hyundai owners or buyers trading in a vehicle from a competitive automaker.

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Jeep Wrangler

SUV shoppers might be surprised to learn Jeep is offering several deals on remaining 2012 Wrangler model throughout September. According to the automaker, buyers interested in financing a 2012 Wrangler can get zero percent interest for up to 36 months--a rare incentive designed to clear out remaining inventory of both traditional 2-door models and 4-door Wrangler Unlimited variants. The automaker is also offering 39-month lease deals on the traditional Wrangler that start at $309 per month after $2,499 down, while the Wrangler Unlimited starts at $429 per month with the same down payment. Unfortunately for buyers looking to pay in full, Jeep isn't offering any cash back incentives in September.

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Toyota RAV4

With a new model on the horizon, Toyota is beginning to increase incentives on its compact RAV4 SUV. In September, that's good news for shoppers, regardless of whether they're looking to lease or buy. According to the automaker, buyers interested in financing the SUV can get interest rates as low as zero percent for up to 60 months, while shoppers paying in full can get up to $750 cash back. Lease customers will also get a good deal this month, as Toyota is advertising attractive 36-month terms with monthly payments as low as $189 after $2,599 at signing.

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What it means to you: With the SUV deals available in September, you don't have to consider a used model to get a great price on an SUV.

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Jeffrey Archer is fortunate to have turned a passion for cars into a career. His wide-ranging automotive experience includes work for automakers and dealers in addition to covering the news. When not writing, he spends his time searching for unique cars on

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